Tag Archives: BBC

U-boat and merchant shipwrecks given protected status

The wrecks of a World War One U-boat and two merchant ships containing 15 cast iron cannons have been given protected status. The submarine, off the coast of Whitby, sank 40 ships before being bombed in 1918 with the loss of all its crew. It is thought the two vessels, discovered near Chesil Beach, in Dorset, were sunk in the ...

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Boy, 10, seriously hurt in motorbike hit-and-run in Edinburgh

A 10-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being knocked down by a motorbike in a hit-and-run incident in Edinburgh. Police said the child was struck as he used a pedestrian crossing near Drylaw Police Station on Ferry Road at about 18:35 on Saturday. Officers said a number of motorbikes were seen driving dangerously in the area around the same ...

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Two charged after major cash and drug raids in Merseyside

Two men have been charged after 12kg of heroin and £530,000 cash were found by police during raids in Merseyside. The drugs, which have an estimated street value of £1.2m, were discovered at an address in Thatto Heath, St Helens, on Friday along with £500,000. The remaining £30,000 was found in a car outside another property in Huyton. A man, ...

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Sir Colin Meads: All Blacks legend dies of cancer, aged 81

All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who was named New Zealand’s best rugby player of the 20th Century, has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 81. The former second row played 55 Tests within 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and his wife Verna had told local media on Saturday ...

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Man, 45, charged with Brixton street murder

A 45-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in a south-west London street. Andrew Thompson, from Kennington, was attacked in Atlantic Road in Brixton at 12:50 BST on Friday. The 30-year-old was taken to a south London hospital but died soon after. A post-mortem examination found he died from a stab ...

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Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg. Grace Mugabe, 52, landed at Harare early on Sunday, Zimbabwean radio said. She had intended to appear at a summit on Saturday but failed to show. She also applied for diplomatic immunity but it was unclear ...

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Child Genius: 12-year-old Rahul wins Channel 4 show

A 12-year-old boy from north London has won Channel 4’s Child Genius show. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent – Ronan – 10-4 in the programme’s final. Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a member of Mensa, fought off competition from 19 children aged eight to 12 in the week-long show. He clinched the ...

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Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

King Felipe and Queen Letizia are to attend Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in van attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of the van that killed 13 at Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. A 14th victim died in a second attack at Cambrils. Ministers say the jihadist cell behind the attacks has been dismantled. ...

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Former Archbishop of Westminster 'seriously ill'

The former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, is seriously ill in hospital. The church said the 84-year-old’s health had taken a “defining turn”. Cardinal Cormac became the tenth Archbishop of Westminster in March 2000, was made Cardinal in 2001 by Pope John Paul II, before retiring from his role as archbishop in 2009. As archbishop, he was the leader ...

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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. Gregory died at hospital in Washington DC after being admitted with an undisclosed illness. The family shared the news of their “enormous sadness” in a post on social media on Saturday. From the 1960s Gregory mocked racism in his stand-up routines. ...

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